Canada’s new passport fees

New passport and travel document fees came into effect on July 1, 2013, coinciding with the introduction of the 10-year ePassport.

Rather than being funded by taxpayers, Canada's Passport Program is financed by passport applicants. As a cost-recovery organization, it must generate enough revenues from fees charged for passports and other travel documents to pay for its expenditures.

Until now, Canada’s passport fees had not changed since 2001 (apart from a $2 increase to reflect rising shipping costs in 2005). The new fee structure that came into effect on July 1, 2013, will allow to the program to cover its costs and expenditures to be able to continue to provide excellent client service, facilitate travel for Canadians, maintain existing security standards, fight identity fraud, and keep pace with technological advancements and international standards so the Canadian passport remains a secure and trusted travel document.

Canada’s Passport and Other Travel Document Services Fees Regulations was approved by the Canadian Governor General in Council on November 29, 2012.

New administrative fees

On March 31, 2014, new fees will be charged for specific value-added services offered by Passport personnel. These fees have been created to recover the administrative costs of providing the service, an increase that was supported by Canadians during consultations.

Administrative services fees effective March 31, 2014
ServiceNew fee
Certified true copies of part of a passport or other travel document (up to three copies)$45
Replacement of lost or stolen passport or other travel document (in addition to passport fee)$45
File transfers (between offices in Canada)$45
Retention of valid passport$45

Please visit the Canada Gazette website to read the complete Passport and Other Travel Document Services Fees Regulations.